mardi 10 avril 2018

Tribute to Hans Vermeulen: media coverage

Two days ago, an emotional and musical tribute to the late Hans Vermeulen was held at "Cultuurpodium Boederij" in Zoetermeer, NL. Many artists (including Anita Meyer and José Hoebee) performed classic songs of the legendary singer and musician (see news posted on April 8th, 2018). 

In addition to the numerous pictures and videos posted on social media, two reviews appeared on Dutch news sites:

  • De Posthoorn: click here to read the article written by Facebook friend and journalist Martin Reitsma
  • Omroep West: click here to read the article. 

Source: Social media, Omroep West, De Posthoorn

dimanche 8 avril 2018

José's phone interview on Rozo Radio

Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters

Yesterday, José Hoebee gave a phone interview on "Saturday Music & More", a show hosted by Robin McRay (Anton's stage name) and Dave Horward on Rozo Radio

She told that she made music with the ex-members of Dommelvolk. Click here to watch her impromptu and folk version of "The Greatest Lover". She discussed the musical tribute to Hans Vermeulen and her performance of "Should I Be Lonely" (click here to see the previous post). The program aired one day prior to this event. 

During the show, the Spanish version of "You're the Greatest Lover" (that reached Nr.4 on the listeners Top 10) and "I Love You" (her duet with Hans Vermeulen) were played. José mentioned Luv's brief success in Spain and Mexico. She also explained that the group was still performing on stage and that they still enjoyed it. 

Anton announced that a matinee with José would be scheduled for 2019.

Tomorrow the radio show will be rebroadcast between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm via

Source: Facebook (Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters)

Musical tribute to Hans Vermeulen (featuring José Hoebee)

Earlier today, José Hoebee took part in the musical tribute to the legendary singer, musician and songwriter Hans Vermeulen who passed away last autumn (see news posted on November 10th, 2017).  This event (hosted by media personality Tineke de Nooij) took place at "Cultuurpodium Boederij" in Zoetermeer, NL.

José sang "Should I Be Lonely" (a track originally performed by Hans and the B-side of her single "I Love You" released in 1984). Just after this emotional performance, here's what José said on stage: "Love you Hans. Send my greeting to everybody in Heaven. Thank you!"

Video by Dimitri Asciutto

José also performed the closing number "True love That’s a wonder" with fellow artists: Anita Meyer, Jody Pijper, Jan Rietman, Bert Heerink, Ton op ’t Hof, Dianne Marchal, Polle Eduard, Len Bouman, Beau Wassenbergh, Hans Jansen, Lex Bolderdijk, Andre Sommer, Martha Pendleton, Ron Knoester, Eric Tagg, Tim Vermeulen, Edward Reekers, Shell Schellenkens, Marcel Schimscheimer, Juan Antonio Caffiero, Erik Westra, Suzanne Michels and Dennis Pajic

Pictures of the show (credits: David Hay Gibson, Dimitri Asciutto, Cultuurpodium Boederij,Martin Reitsma, Coby Hut):

Backstage pictures:

Jody Pijper, José Hoebee & Anita Meyer

José & Hilde Marchal

José, Dimitrie Asciutto and friends

José & Edward Reekers

José with rudy van Poll-schell (ex-Champagne) & Tineke de Nooij

Source: Facebook

José's impromptu, funny and unplugged version of "You're the Greatest Lover" with Dommelvolk

Yesterday, José Hoebee posted a nice video on Facebook. She had a lunch with the former members of the folk band Dommelvolk (Bert Spin (accordion), Steeph Custers (violin) and Jitze Kopinga (guitar). The Luv' singer and the gentlemen gave an impromptu, funny and unplugged version of "You're the Greatest Lover". Click here to watch it.

José's best friend Ad van Genechten (who passed away three years ago) was the lead singer of Dommelvolk. After his death, the group disbanded. José is still in touch with the ex-members of the band. 

Source: José Hoebee's Facebook Page

dimanche 1 avril 2018

Rozo Radio show (featuring Anton & José)

José Hoebee's friend and singer Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters will be co-hosting a program with Dave Horward on Dutch local station Rozo Radio on April 7th between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm. The radio show will include an interview with José and the premiere of "Lieve Mama" (an interpretation in Dutch of Luv's song "Mother of the Hearts" by Robin McRay (Anton's stage name) taken from the "Nederlandse Songbook", a tribute to Dutch music. Anton will also discuss a recent Passion play that took place in Nuenen and that featured him and other vocalists. 

Source: Facebook

samedi 31 mars 2018

José celebrates her birthday with her fans and friends!!!!

On March 29th, José Hoebee celebrated her birthday with a small group of fans and friends at the Ambacht, a café-restaurant in Best, NL. The Luv' singer enjoyed this special moment with Ingrid de Groot (her sister), David Hay Gibson (her friend and tour manager), Marco Rens (with whom I update the Official Luv' page and the José Hoebee fan page on Facebook), Jos Theuns, Ada Zwakenberg, Martin Vink, Peter Pommelet, Ine Foudraine,  Karin Angeleyes, Anton van Stekelenborg-Poirters, Pierre Brouwers and Michael Verkooyen

José has the best following of the world!!!!

Once again: Happy Birthday José!!!!

Photo courtesy of Marco Rens:

Click here to see more pictures.

Source: José Hoebee Fan Page

jeudi 29 mars 2018

Happy Birthday José!!!

Photo credit: Marco Rens

Today Luv' singer José Hoebee celebrates her birthday!!!!

Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd Met Je Verjaardag!!!

You are our Number One and our Greatest LUVer!!!!